Chemodynamics of EDTA in a simulated, mixed waste: Chemo-degradation vs. gamma-radiolysis
The effects of γ-irradiation and waste chemistry on the degradation of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in a simulant of an organic complexant mixed waste from the U.S. D.O.E's Hanford Site have been studied. Re-identification of degradation products from an earlier radiolysis study and the results of a new chemo-degradation study indicate that glyoxylate and several chelator fragments, both nitrosated and unnitrosated, are responsible for most of EDTA's chemodynamics in the simulated waste.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Toste, A. P., K. J. Polach, and T. Ohnuki. "Fuel cycle and nuclear waste: Chemodynamics of EDTA in a simulated, mixed waste: Chemo-degradation vs. gamma-radiolysis." Journal of radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry 263, no. 3 (2005): 559-565.
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry